second Lebanon war occurred one year ago and
found Kiryat Shmona – the northern town
in Israel, once again
in the center of an ongoing battle-taking place across the northern
boarder of Israel. This situation is very familiar
to the residents –
moving to the bomb shelters for few days and nights and departing the
few days later, in search for security.
MIU - The
movement for Israeli urbanism – www.miu.org.il volunteered to assist the town and
during a tour with
the town engineer in the disserted town(just after the war), we asked
will bring back the local families
this time, and the next time?
will make citizens want to continue
living in a distant and unpredictable place?
believe that local
financial prosperity and high quality of urban life are two of the foremost factors
that generate a sense
of local pride and belonging, and contribute to forming a sustainable
continuity and motivation to return.
like to offer a course of development and
rehabilitation, which will build the local pride and trust by a Public
participation planning process involving the residents and stakeholders in Kiryat
It will be
the first full 5-day charrette in Israel. We need
your experience with the success
of the charrettes, to give the Israeli participants (professionals and
confidence that the process works.
We invite you
to take part
in the "K8 International Charrette"
, to join us in the fascinating journey which will lead to rebuilding
northern border town to a more Human and prosperous place to be.